Tuesday, July 8, 2003

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a league of one ... enormous scary beard

A neat interview with Alan Moore that focuses more on the man and not as much on his works:

"Give Me Moore", courtesy of the Sunday Herald (Scotland)

And when I say "the man", I mean that tiny portion of him that isn't entirely taken over by his beard and hair. Swear to god, I think it's the beard that's doing the writing nowadays. Alan just follows its commands inbetween holding services for the Sock Puppet God. ... damn, I love this guy.

The film adaptation of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is scheduled to be released this coming Friday. I don't know what to make of it ... they've veered so much from the source material that I expect to be disappointed, but at the same time James Robinson can be a good writer when he needs to be, and it looks like a fun campy action film. And I'm the one person who actually enjoyed Wild Wild West. So maybe this'll be good. Or not. Stay tuned for happy skipping and jumping or else full blathering rants.

Also, a side note to anyone groaning about Tom Sawyer's inclusion in the film as an adult, I have to point out that Mark Twain did in fact go on to write sequels Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective, so there is some literary source to the new version of the character.

Review of Mark Twain's other works

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